This story originally appeared on the Energy News Network on March 21, 2022. Massachusetts has announced $5 million in grants for pilot projects aimed at connecting disadvantaged populations with clean, electric transportation. The program, known as Accelerating Clean Transportation for All, will fund 10 projects across the state that are focused on improving infrastructure for … Continue reading Massachusetts program funds strategies pairing equity and clean transportation
This story originally appeared on the Energy News Network on March 2, 2022. A pair of statewide incentive programs in Massachusetts is driving a surge of apartment buildings designed to the highly energy-efficient passive house standard. In the past year, families have moved into 257 affordable housing units in complexes built to the standard, and … Continue reading Incentives inform and inspire highly efficient affordable housing in Massachusetts
Photo courtesy of The Trustees of Reservations This story originally appeared in Northshore magazine in March 2022. John Judge expected to work in investment banking. At Stonehill College he studied economics, and when graduation approached, he interviewed for a position with a major asset management firm. Then he got a call from the Boy Scouts … Continue reading New Trustees President John Judge Shares His Mission and His Vision
This story originally appeared in Northshore magazine in September 2021. In 1915, writer Ellery Sedgwick and his wife Mabel bought a 114-acre parcel atop a hill in Beverly. The first thing they did was plant a purple beech at the center of the property, a signal of their determination to turn the land from a … Continue reading Beverly’s Long Hill Shows Off Dramatic Restoration
This story originally appeared in the Energy News Network on August 3, 2021. A Massachusetts clean energy agency has awarded $1.6 million in grants to eight offshore wind workforce training programs, each of which targets a specific obstacle that might prevent people of color and low-income people from pursuing jobs in the burgeoning industry. “We … Continue reading Massachusetts grants focus on equity in offshore wind workforce development
Political passion, exhaustive knowledge, and lighting-quick wit made Barney Frank a popular – and controversial – Congressman for more than 30 years.
This story was originally published in Northshore magazine's November 2020 issue. Climate change is reshaping the North Shore. At Crane Beach in Ipswich, erosion has swept away land equivalent to 84 football fields since the 1950s. In 2018, a storm destroyed the historic Magnolia Pier in Gloucester. The Great Marsh that embraces the upper edge … Continue reading How Seaside Communities North of Boston Prepare for Climate Change
Photo credit: Creative Collective This story was originally published by the Energy News Network on Oct. 26, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted communities throughout greater Boston to rethink how public roadways are used, often creating more people-centric and environmentally friendly spaces. Now, activists and urbanists are thinking about how to capture and expand these … Continue reading ‘Streets are for people’: Boston reflects on the role of roadways after COVID-19
The Great Marsh is sinking. So Trustees of Reservations is spearheading a project that aims to reverse this decline and help the marsh heal.
This story first appeared on the Energy News Network on September 1, 2020. Photo credit: Fletcher6 / Wikimedia Commons As New England’s power grid operator lays plans for maintaining reliability after a major power plant retirement, critics say it’s missing a chance to simultaneously prepare for offshore wind transmission. “ISO New England had an opportunity … Continue reading Groups say Boston electric grid upgrades should anticipate offshore wind